Evacuation is used to efficiently move people out of a building in the following circumstances:
- in the case of fire or smoke,
- when the fire alarm sounds, and
- as a a response to some types of bomb threats.
Depending on the type of emergency, the need to evacuate will be communicated in one of the following ways:
- by a fire alarm sounding, or
- in person by a Fire Warden, College staff person, Security Guard, or emergency personnel, or
- by public announcement.
If evacuation becomes necessary:
- Calmly proceed to the nearest exit.
- Close, but do not lock doors.
- Use the stairs: do not use the elevator.
- Follow the instructions of Fire Wardens, Security Guards, other College staff, and emergency personnel.
- Quickly move away from the building, but do not run or crowd.
- If weather is inclement, move to the nearest safe building.
- Do not re-enter the building until notified in person by emergency personnel, Security Guards, Fire Wardens, or other College staff that it is safe to do so.
HOT TIP: Fire Wardens are located in all campus buildings. They can be identified by their high visibility yellow-green vests.
Follow the directions of Fire Wardens in leaving the building, waiting outside the building, and re-entering the building.